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Posted By: see message on 2008-08-07
In Reply to: PLEASE serach the archives for Meridian. I worked there...sm - Meridian NOT

at Meridian and have not once been yelled at, even when I made a horrific mistake (pulling up wrong patient to transcribe report on). I have been there just over a year and absolutely love it.

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Guess I'll pass too. Lots of experience sm
with these types of reports but the pay is pretty shabby for a veteran MT. 
Only if you need the experience I guess. I worked some real low-paying ones -
in the beginning for that reason. If you mean the letterhead and like page numbers, then no. But if you're referring to the headings like HPI, PMH, etc., those should be included. You have to put them in. I know at least 1 company that cleverly didn't pay for them. That was quite a few years ago. I quit in 3 mos.
Unfortunately, that's very average. And with all your experience, too. Wow. Guess taking it depen

Here, here. Exactly my experience also, even down to the 10 year work experience. nm
I guess if could not keep enough work...
to keep me busy, I would play police on the boards too, but I do, so I don't!  As the poster was not identified, I can only guess at who it is. as I stated...and yes, both were paid what they were owed per the contract.  Now, sorry, must run, have a busy day and already spent my few free minutes of personal time and need to dive back into working. 
Ok, guess KS it is..does anyone work on
Meditech magic platform? Is it easy to get the 1200 required lines per day.

Also, they said it is a new account, and there is loads of work, never a problem, always looking for OT on the account too, so off I go!

Thanks to all of you for your time and input! I sincerely appreciate it! I love this website!
Let me guess - you work for the Q

Guess we need to work 24x7 !?!
What is this world coming to?
I guess it just depends on where you work
I get a yearly raise automatically after a short evaluation in the office.
Let me guess, you only work day shift Mon-Fri? sm
that's the only way you can be out of work for weeks as you say. Every Friday and Saturday the accounts I work on are out of turnaround time and our STM begs BEGS BEGS for MTs to help.
I guess I am lucky. I must work for
someone else/different account at Meridian. I have heard several unpleasant things about them on this board. I have been there almost 2 years and never had a problem with them.
I guess you'll find out when you go to work there....sm
Just be sure to not resign from Transcend until you see if this other company is truly all they told you they would be.
guess you are an expert on the company I work for??
The more we type, the bigger our so-called incentive. Few lines, less money. Funny how that seems to work!
I guess that is what they call work ethic - sm
But even though it is hard, it depends on what is most important to you, cooking, cleaning, doing laundry, or earning a living. When I first started this work at home, I told myself that I would do anything and I mean anything, to be successful. Even if it meant working until midnight, and believe me, there have been times when I HAVE worked until midnight and beyond, just to meet my TAT, but I did it. I work in my living room, where it is bright and airy. No TV. No radio or music. No distractions. I screen my phone calls and only answer the ones I know are important. I have injured friends' and family's feelings when they think that just because I am at home, I have time for their whims. I just look at it like it is a job just like any other. If I were in an office somewhere, I would not have time for cooking, cleaning, laundry, TV, etc. and the same applies at home. It is all in how much you want out of this. Working at home is not for everybody, but it works for me. Self-discipline, I guess. Good Luck to you. :^)
So I guess if you are experienced and work for nothing there are job. Sounds bad. nm
Guess you don't work for MDI-MD and aren't psychic either....
and yet you still didn't answer the question as to whether you work with MDI-MD.

Guess that answers my pot-stirring question.


I guess our clue is supposed to be when we run out of work all the time?
guess again, i'm inhouse and my sup would rather send out work to the agency
yep, to meet the TAT she will send it out, even if it means no work for the real hospital employees.
I guess I don't understand either. As for holidays, I CHOOSE to work them sm

my kids are grown and gone. They like to come for Thanksgiving, but not Christmas.  I have a choice, sit around and pout over it Christmas Day, or work...knowing that what I am doing means another woman who has little ones at home can be with them.  I feel like I am making a difference. 

I am working July 4th, always have.  I'll work Labor Day too, no big deal, although it falls on my Monday off and I won't get comp time, however, I am going to treat myself a nice meal out that week so I don't feel put upon.

I feel EXTREMELY lucky to have a full time job with benefits, regardless of working holidays, a part time job where they don't care when or how much I do (though I try for 500 to 750 a day even though their full time is only 800), and I have been offered a PT QA position in addition to these.  I can eat and pay our $4+ a gallon gas.  I can pay my bills and most importantly, I can be saving a huge amount of money in case something changes economically and it will. 

Grow up and understand this is part of this industry.  People don't take holidays off from being sick, injured or dying.

Guess our work will eventually go to India now. Going to start looking for another job! (NM)
Maybe they dont answer because there is no work to get.Best way to avoid things I guess.
Just dont ever forget the work that goes to India and other countries. I guess they will be doing
weekends etc. I am sure MQ has this all very nicely figured out.
Thank you. I went to Walmart today, and guess what, they had one phone and it didn't work!. Go
I guess this explains part of the reason we keep running out of work. My office lost a lot of huge
accounts in the past year.
Me too. I guess some work is better than no work sometimes.
On the other hand, I'd consider a new opportunity if it presented. Guess I'll just have to keep my eyes open. Glad I'm not alone.
You really need a lot of experience to work for
I have many years of experience.  Spheris claimed they did not have any work.  I applied, the recruiter called and said there was nothing available.  She called me back asking why I left a former employer.  It was very unprofessional and in my opinion, Spheris is looking for the bait and switch.  I would definitely make sure before signing on with Spheris that you have your ducks in a row.  Good luck.
I work for them now, and this has also been my experience ... sm
Constantly out of work, even with backup accounts. Wonderful company with very good pay, great flexibility, nice people, but with all of this the bottom line is that I have bills to pay, and I can't pay them when I can't count on a steady workload. Like others I am scanning the system around the clock and, as I said, have backups. The work just isn't consistent.
I work there. Experience all positive.sm
Pay is excellent by the minute or gross line. Company is well run, everyone is nice, and professional. Pay is always correct and on time. They do not outsource.
Do you work for KS or is this just a past experience?
My experience was low pay, low work volumes
But they were very nice. Unfortunately, nice doesn't pay the bills. :/
Same experience. Half the pay for doing work that would take
That's your experience. The hospital I work for
has staff available 24/7. We have several major hospitals in the area that run 24/7 in most departments. Each area of the country is different. I have NEVER run out of work on the weekends and I transcribe everything from radiology, ops, to simple ER reports.
Yes, experience does not always equal quality work!
I have read that, but wonder if anyone has enjoyed their work experience or.....
if anyone had any problems with the VNC connection as far as privacy issues??? Everything else seems great??
My experience is work volumes fluctuate SM
but fairly predictably, and a full shift is virtually always available IF you choose to adapt work schedule for those days and periods when work is plentiful.

Until recently health benefits were available for a 36-hour workweek, now it's a 40-hour work week with some flexibility.

Working that full schedule, though, a skilled MLS (medical language specialist) with a well-developed and used Expander who is familiar with the assigned accounts can make good money, and many do. The incentive bonus schedule is quite good and rewarding to high producers.

Percentage of ESL is quite high, but they're as doable as any others once familiarity with their dictation is achieved (typically they know we can't understand them and try to vary as little as possible from their standard verbage).

WebMedx specializes in mid-sized community medical centers. No Cleveland Clinics or UCLA MC here, which is the biggest drawback I know of, really the only one, with this company. This type of workload does contribute to getting that high-line-count familiarity, though. Accounts and formats are typically easy to learn, with relatively little in the way of fussy individuality to keep track of.

I do believe WebMedx is genuinely trying to get and hold onto good people by treating them well. Absolutely no complaints in that regard in all the time I've worked there.

So, welcome, NN, and best wishes on your decision, Decision. :)
Most hospitals will. Pay your dues (work cheaper to get experience.)

Anyone work for Milner in Atlanta who would share your experience? Thanks! nm
I need a little help. When indicating your past work experience on a resume, should you - sm
include the month/year range you held the position?  If you changed jobs a few times within a year, won't they wonder why you possibly only stayed at a job for a few months?  Any help appreciated.  Thanks! 
Anybody work for PMSI? Would love to hear your experience.
Anyone currently work for All Type or have recent experience with the company? sm

I'm currently exploring my options, and was impressed with the $1000 signon bonus offered, but wondering about the usual things -- quality and quantity of work available, pay on time, etc.


Any input would be appreciated. 

Used to work there. Terrible experience. They may have changed their ways, tho
I don't work there, but with 34 years of experience, their starting wage was sm

just a little over 6 cpl.  I am amazed that companies get away with paying such low wages.  Good luck if you decide to go there.

Same experience...awesome to work for, horrible platform..sm
I've been an MT for close to 20 years and am most productive on ER accounts where I can create my own templates and Expanders out the ying yang. After 2 months and the worst line counts of my entire career, I had to move on. I do want to point out that PM does have some of the nicest, most helpful staff I've ever worked for! The platform is the ONLY reason I left.
Does anyone have actual experience in the quality of off-shore work?
A physical therapist in my area said they kept a file of the funniest errors they received from the off-shore work. I do believe that most of the hospital staff that get the work back care diddly-squat about quality -- it's probably not read, only filed.
Speaking from experience.. you work all day and make nothing. I also have worked for other companies
on Escription and made a lot more.I just came to the conclusion that they do not pay for headers, footers, spaces etc.. I swear I would work 8 hours and be lucky to make $50. It was my first Escription account so when I changed companies I could not believe it. I make in a few hours what took me 10-12 hours to make at Focus. Dont waste your time. They design it so you dont make any money. What a waste of time working there.
YOu had a bad experience with Phoenix MedCom because you kept making so many errors that your work
couldn't stand on its own. They made threats because a doctor complained about your work week after week. They paid you experienced rates and it wasn't fair to others who could do the job without needing every single line proofed. Doctors refused to have you on their account and you almost cost them one. I am the QA person and I know who you are, and the unprofessional work that you did and your unprofessional behavior. Why malign a good company? Why not just accept it wasn't for you and walk away with some dignity. THey allowed you to do that. Leave them alone.Move on and see if there's somewhere out there that will accept your shoddy work.
Anyone work for Spheris doing VR? Could you share experience, pay, line count etc..
Also, what are the benefits like i.e., medical insurance etc??
No experience, but was told that work is assigned, no pools, and it's still 8cpl as an IC. nm
Anyone with work experience to share on All Type? Choice time once again.....sm
and very happy holidays and merry christmas to everyone out there!  TIA! 
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What in your experience is the most efficient Word-based radiology platform to work on? nm